March 2, 2001

Australia goes mad over net censorship

Author: JT Smith

The Register reports on Australia's pending Intenet censorship bill: "In what is clearly politicians gone barking mad, fines of up to $10,000 can be levied against any individual that posts material seen as unsuitable for minors. The country's film certification system will be used to rate how strong material is - but the police will NOT have to go through an independent adjudicator, they can decide themselves whether the posting breaks the law."
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